Nikhil Abraham is currently the CFO of Udacity, a venture-backed education technology startup that teaches its students how to code and that bridges the gap between real-world skills, relevant education, and employment. Prior to joining Udacity, he worked at Codecademy. At Codecademy, he helped technology, finance, media, and advertising companies teach their employees how to code. With his help, thousands of marketing, sales, and recruiting professionals have written their first lines of code and built functional applications. In addition to his day job, he has lectured at the University of Chicago Law School and created a course that teaches students how to solve legal problems using open data and software.
Prior to joining startups, Nikhil worked in a variety of fields, including management consulting, investment banking, and law; he also founded a Y Combinator-backed technology education startup. He received a JD and MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in quantitative economics from Tufts University.
Nikhil is a recent transplant from Manhattan, New York, and now lives in Mountain View, California. Content from Nikhil's books Coding For Dummies and Getting a Coding Job For Dummies appears in this book.
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